Washington: Almost 12 percent of adults in China had diabetes in 2010, with economic prosperity driving the disease to slightly higher proportions than in the United States, researchers said Tuesday.The overall prevalence of diabetes in China in 2010 was found to be 11.6 percent of adults -- 12.1 percent in men, and 11 percent in women, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).In the United States, about 11.3 percent of people over 20 have diabetes according to 2011 data from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.The disease was more common in China than in the United States even though the population was slimmer -- average body mass index, a ratio of height and body weight, was just 23.7 in China compared to 28.7 in the United States."The prevalence of diabetes has increased significantly in recent decades," said the JAMA study."These data suggest that diabetes may have reached an alert level in the Chinese general population, with the potential for a major epidemic of diabetes-related complications, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, and chronic kidney disease in China in the near future without an effective national intervention."
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